Payoneer, the world’s leading cross-border payments platform hosted their very first Payoneer WOMENtrepreneurs Meetup: Connect with women leading the Philippines outsourcing sector event at WeWork Menarco Tower in Bonifacio Global City as part of the International Women’s Month celebration.
The Payoneer WOMENtrepreneurs Meetup kicked-off through an announcement of the company’s new Country Manager for the Philippines, Monique Avila. “I am honored to take on this new role and lead Payoneer’s growth in the Philippines. This is a milestone for the team here in the country; a testament to the contributions of Filipino women in the workplace and how our local BPO industry continues to thrive, especially with women at the helm,” shared Monique.
The event was filled with in-depth learnings as it featured female BPO leaders who shared their experiences and offered valuable advice on how women can continue to thrive in the outsourcing sector. It also became an excellent opportunity for women entrepreneurs to network, learn from each other, and gain valuable insights into how to overcome challenges and succeed in the industry.
Gina Romero, Founder of Connected Women, stared off as she shared insights on how technology and social responsibility can create opportunities for women. “Connected Women is committed to providing equal access and opportunities for Filipino women freelancers in the dynamic AI industry. Through our community-as-a-service model and commitment to inclusive innovation, we’re making this vision a reality.” Romero said as she wanted to highlight that the people from the BPO sector also benefited from these new technologies as it provided employment through a flexible environment.
“To be able to build trust within our companies, we need to create a culture where we give utmost importance to honesty and sincerity in the feedback that we deliver. In addition, as employers we need to learn how to acknowledge the hard work that they exert through timely recognition – this is the kind of environment that our workplace should exhibit as trust coincides with relationships,” Tonichi Achurra-Parekh answered when she was asked on how to build trust within the work-environment by one of the audience after her talk. Tonichi is the Vice President of Delivery of Concentrix.
The panel discussion was led by Marge Aviso, CEO of Telework Philippines, Vanessa Janssen who is the President of Guerilla Staffing Solutions, and the founder and CEO of ScaleExperts, Pam Baluyo. All of them were able to address how they became the female leaders they are today and they discussed the importance of taking space and thriving as a woman in the business industry.
“Payoneer has long been an advocate of helping women business owners go beyond and experience boundless growth. We recognize the significant role that women play in the global economy and we are dedicated to helping them achieve their full potential. This is why we had the Payoneer WOMENtrepreneurs Meetup as we’re creating spaces where entrepreneurs and leaders can learn and thrive,” Jen San Antonio, Marketing Lead for Emerging Markets, APAC shared in her closing remarks.